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Abilene Morning News, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1927, Abilene, Texas West Texas Own Newspaper THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS THE WEATHER WOT urday pariiy VOLUME 1 Price 5 Cents FRIDAY JUNE TWELVE JAIL FOUR IN TEXAS FLOGGING CommercialWell Indicated In Herndon Test NearAnson FATE OF NUNGESSER AND COLI STILL UNKNOWN Forest Rangers And Oth ers Are Spurred On In Search Of Wilds Of Quebec By Universal Service June on by new signal flares sight ed in Northern Quebec and by persistent reports that the War of an airplane was heard in that locality the evening of May forest rangers and air planes continued their search for Nungesser and Coll Reports in the last twenty four hours indicate that the White Bird spanned the before it vanished inio the Wifes Hold Secret wilds of Northern Quebec are believed to hold the secret of Kie fate of ihe two daring French The thin ray of Signal mean that they will be found though developments today discredit the theory that trie flares were set off by the missing the combing of the mountainous and thickly wooded sections went forward with LINDBERGH TO BE ACCORDED WELCOME OF LOUIS TODAY renewed An official report received by Avila assistant chief of the provincial forestry service late this from Eucora a forestry engineer at states that lights again were seen last night between the Shipshat and Peribonka This would in dicate that the mysterious flares ap pear getting nearer Indians See Plane Following close on the heels of the trappers story which was flashed from the shores of Lake John late that he had heard the sound of an airplane either running short of gas or in evening of May came word from the Indians today of the A party of Indians that has just reached Peribonka told of seeing a white bird early in May flying in a westerly direction several hundred miles east of the point where the distress signals have been Ugh Big white bird they de clared as they swept the sky with bronze hands indicating the direction it was The Indians are credited with meaning an airplane in their typical The which came from is being From the Outarde where a few trappers pushed their way in from the wilds today came the re port that some time about the eighth or ninth of May they heard the motor of an At that time little importance was attached to the noise due to the fact that machines often fly over that ter ritory for lumber inventory Soldier Of Ad venturer In Many Diesjn Home Of Former Employer The gamest little cuss is The News was informed yesterday by Gilliland of the Baird Star of thepassing of George Thomas late col onel of the Confederate States of late commander of Albert Sydnejr Johnston of and sqldieiMDf fortune witfcout a v Colonel Symonds diedlast Satur day at at the age of in the home and tenderly cared for Ada widow of his former the editor of a newspaper at A year ago influenza laid him and last April he left at Johnsons for the balmier winter climate of the East Texas He went to bed in never got He was buried Sunday at a man without a could almost be said of him that he was a man without a Better than a man of many countries for he fought under seven but not the Stars and They Loved Him The school children of Baird are mourning the Colonels and with them his old oneeyed bird When the Colonel came to BaiM in Garth was ownefe by exSheriff but he soon came to acknowledge Symonds as and would have none The News was informed yes terday by Miss Eliza Gilliland of the Star that Garth is still in In said Miss he is out in front of the office but he wont come He has of his own come into this office since Colonel Symonds went to The following sketch of Symonds amazing life was written for the Western Weekly of November by Max Bentley On a day of it was sick little man got off a Texas Pacific train at He was vaguely bound Thru all of his spectacular life adventure See SYMONDS Page 8 GUARD FAIRBANKS HOME By The Associated Press BEVERLY June Beverly Hills police threw armed guards around the home of Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford tonight as the result of information indicating an attempt to abduct her was being BROWNCOUHTY GRANDJURY EXAMINES 30 WITNESSES IN ROBBERY June thirty witnesses were examined today by the Brown county grand jnry in investigating charges against Jim Garvin and Chalmers Jasper in con nection with the robbery Tues day of the First State bank of No trace of the taken in the raid or the pistol used by the masked badit has been Several identified and two men as those who com mitted the The bank was robbed at oclock Tuesday A masked clad in entered the bank and forced the one employee to turn over the Another man waited outside in a The clothes supposed to have been worn by the men and the car they drove were found Wednesday by of Jasper ownes a 375acre farm near Zephyr but had not lived there for some Gvrln has been in Brownwood for tev era Flier Given Prize Of By Orteig By The Associated Press NEW June onel Charles Lindbergh went to bed at his Park Avenue apartment about his representatives leaving in structions that he be awakened at oclock in the morning in order to fly to By The Associated Press NEW June Colonel Charles Lindbergh to night received a check from thi hand of Raymond repre senting the prize which hi won by making the first nonstop flight from New York to The nearing the end of a busy day which followed a nigh in the air and a morning von wheels in a Brooklyn settled down at oclock for a few moments in the dining room of the Hotel owned by Raymond Orteig After a few short speeches the check was the This was the last scheduled activ ity arrangjed ff Lindbergh before his departure early tomorrow ntorn ing for wherjf round of welcome awaits The 21planes which escorted him here Washington 6n Monday left today for where they join he passes tomorrow and lead himto SC the home of the men who financed his flight across the By The Associated Press NEW June Reunion of the partners designated by the flying pronoun we was accomplished today but only at the cost of a nights sleep to Charles Lindbergh and a 500 mile Journey through the dawn as the first activ ity of a days program sufficient without that to wear out an ordinary The Lindbergh prpgram for last night lapped well overInto the morning and it was two oclock be for he was at last through with his public appearances and started for a private dinner to which he had been asked to come before re But he never reached that Apparently acting on the impulse of the moment he suddenly directed that the automobile which was taking him from Broadway to Park Avenue be turned toward Mitchell and an hour later he was in the flying a borrowed airplane and wearing a borrowed flying suit over his dinner In an hour and forty minutes he See LINDBERGH Page 4 Fairbanks Junior Engaged To Wed Helene Cbstello By The Associated Press LOS June Examiner today reported the en gagement of Douglas Fairbanks to Helene sister of Do lores movie and daughter of the once famous Maurice I cant deny young Pair banks is quoted as Perhaps you had better ask Miss She is a wonderful girl and I ad mire her Miss Costello is In New York with her mother and i George Neu Named Press Chief By The Associated Press EL June George publisher of the Brenham who lies ill in a Sweetwater hospital Thursday was elected president of the Texas Press Association at the opening of its 48th annual convention Neu has been vice president and his election 03 the first business of the meeting was recorded unani mously 01 respect to one of the best known and most revered mem He was stricken with paraly sis Tuesday on board the special train bearing delegates from North Simmons Instructor And Family Of Accident Victim In Ohio Came To Settlement Simmons Uni versity professor of will not face manslaughter charges in connection with the death at Ash Wednesday of Mabel who was killed when struck by Bakers who voluntarily re mained in manager of the Western Union office re this telegram yesterday from acting manager of the telegraph office at Ohio Our community at in cluding profes sional and educational men and took and Baker into their The ac cident was considered unavoida The mother of the dead girl has just sent them her expres sion of good They are leaving Hotel Otter tonight en route to New and Baker were appreciative of your kind relatives of the dead girl reached a monetary settlement in the the Morning News was advised in a special dispatch from The amount involve was not With the announcement of the settlement came the statement from prosecuting attorney at that convic tion on manslaughter charges would have been be cause there was no witness to the Cant Explain Accident Neither Baker nor his wife See BAKER Page 4 Marson And Mrs Burcti Marry In San Francisco By Universal Service SAN June Arnoldo Marsori and Isa belle Keyes Burch visited the coun ty clerk late a mar riage license and were married a few minutes later by Justice of the Peace Prank The marriage brought to a close a strange marital tangle in which a daughterinlaw eloped with her Capt Marson and Burch faced a federal grand jury after they were discovered in San but no action was ever In the meanwhile Burchs husband divorced her in New York state and Marsons wife divorc ed the decrees becoming final The marriage here fol lowed Record Flight By The Associated Press June Francesco De Pinedo came home this afternoon from his mile flight over four bring ng down his plane Santa Maria on he waters of the Tyrrhenian sea off Romes ancient His flight from Barcelona occupied six and a half hours and he was at Ostia a few minutes after five De Pinedo was greeted on coming ashore first by Premier who took him warmly by the hand amid the cheers and applause of about Final Test Be Made Within Week Weil Is Only Three Miles From Town Indications that Camp bellWnite Eagles Hern don three miles south of Anson would be a commercial producer were strengthened last night with the announce menTthat after several days of continuous swabbing the well still was standing feet in pure The well apparently is due to be tested within a week Sixinch casing was started in the hole Thursday morning at 8 Tanks In Readiness The owners yesterday began mov ing two 250barrel tanks to the site and these will be put in place and connected without it was re liably reported last An oilbearing formation and strong gas flow was encountered at feet in the test a week ago last The hole filled feet with oil and The water was bailed leaving pure oil in the which substantiated the belief of many oil men that the wa ter was entering from a higher level in the Since running the steel line more than a week drilling crews have deepened the well one making its depth now exactly Oil men do not believe the forma tion has been penetrated more than two as the bit had gone into it only one foot when drilling was The well probably will not be sunk deeper now after a swabbing is definitely de termined that it will not be a com mercial producer from its present Expect No Trouble Drillers expect little trouble in running the string of as it was in good White Eagle rep resentatives stated yesterday that every precaution will be taken avoid possible dropping of pipe or similar accidents common to running A packer will be set immediately above the first collar and it is believed this will shut off the flow of water that has been causing a great deal of worry to the As soon as the pipe is landed on th5 bottom of the hole the crew will start cleaning out the cavings in side the pipe so that the swab can be run at the earliest possible mo The Morning News was in i i New Board Takes Over Management Of Prison System By Universal June agement of the Texas prison sys tem valued at was taken over today by the new prison board and Walker chair man of the old prison was appointed temporary manager of the A permanent man ager will be selected RT Baker of chairman of the new said there would be no change in policy or personnel of officers and em ployes of the prison system for the j Approve Plan For Tallest Building That construction Of the 110story Larkin Tower in New York is ulti mately to prove more than a vi sion was indicated by recent offi cial approval of the building Its feet will make it the worlds tallest By The Associated Press June ignation of Mose Newman of Sweetwater from theboard of di rectors of Texas today was accepted by Governor Moody and Houston publish er of the San Angelo ap pointed to succeed Newman resigned for business Will Rogers Goes To Hospital For Major Operation By The Associated Press BEVERLY June noted humorist and mayor of Beverly was remov ed to a Los Angeles hospital where he will undergo an operation for gall A slight illness characterized as nervous indigestion took a sudden turn to a serious nature A bulletin issued by Rogers phy sician late today said Will Rogers is in splendid condi tion to withstand the shock of op His sunny temperament and the physique acquiredx riding on the Oklahoma are big assets for a quick He is resting easy and suffering but little The cowboy humorist had been under the care of physicians since his return a week ago from an eas tern lecture They prescribed a diet and complete but yester day afternoon Rogers felt able to make calls on friends in Beverly His condition took a turn for the during the and the operation was decided neces Characteristic optimism marked his protest against being taken to the The trav eling mayor of Beverly Hills re marked to bis physicians about what citizens of his municipal ity would say when they heard that their mayor was away from his of fice i El Paso Shriner Dies Suddenly At National Session ry The Associated Press ATLANTIC June lan HIggins potentat J of El Malda El and president of the Two Republic Life Insurance who was at tending the Shrlners convention died suddenly from a heart attack In his room at a beach front hotel early ATLANTIC June today the Shrlners1 convention for riext It outbid and Minneap Committing Of Crime While In Disguise Is Alleged Of Men Under Arrest In Connection With Beating tour Persons Associated Press June men were arrested here tonight by state rangers in connection with the flogging on the night of June 8 of and Richardson and and They are Cain wellto do Otto his Tom employe on the Anderson and tenant farmer renV ing from Charges of committing a crime or assault while in disguise and of approaching a private residence while in were filed against who was released undei Fftl ID Body Of Gene To Be Taken To Tenn essee By His Com panion June body of Gene killed this morning when the car Jie was driv ing overturned on the Bankhead highwayswill be sent Friday morn Ing to his for John Wilsons com panion In the was requested today by the dead youths parents to take the body to He will leave Friday on the Sunshine Special with the The accident occurred at this week on fiv was placed under an additional charge of carrying a concealed Sheriff John Beputy Henderson assisted the said that the men would not be allowed bond The rangers who made the arrest were Osaba and Arrested In Fields Anderson was the first man ar being placed In jail about Subsequently about and about were arrested In their fields west of Marshall and jailed and Os borne also was at work when the authorities found they County Attorney John who filed the said that under the antimask the max imum penalty for committing a crime senile in disguise is five years imprisonment and the max imum for entering a private resi dence in disguise is ten N Sheriff Sanders and the three rangers worked on thecase most of the day leaving Marshall about 11 They returned about and asked County Attorney Taylor to file Armed with warrants fssued by Justice of the Peace the officers sat again and by sundown the fouf men were in of Brady was sleeping at the time and does not know how the tragedy He escaped with only a few bruises and scratches and this information was conveyed to his relatives by Sheriff Jack Yar We left Mineral Wells late yester day afternoon on our trip from Memphis to Los Brady We were trying to make the trip as quickly as and had been taking turns about We stopped here about 4 just before the to get some thing to We were very sleepy but were trying to make Wil son had taken the wheel and just out of town he asked me if I thought we should stop or drive 4 Coolidge Catches String Of Trout By The Associated Press RAPID June President Coolidge entered into his summer vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota today with an enthusiasm which won him a basketful of rainbow trout after a morning of as well as an acquaintance with his new Apparently invigorated by the mountain air at this altitude of the president was up by oclock and before breakfast was over he was making plans for his fishing expedition in the racing streams which rippled invitingly about FLOOD CONTROL BOiRD URGES GOVEI1MEKT TCI UNDERTAKE BIG PROJECT By The Associated Press Jane The Mississippi river Flood Con trol association tonight unan imously adopted resolution de claring that control of the flood waters of the Mississippi river is a national a na tional duty and necewlty and Ugsd that the entire be undertaken and maintained at the expense of the national government The association meeting in the that congress at the earliest possible provide suf ficient funds to cany out such a program of flood control at nay be recommended by Mist ing governmental agencies or such other agencies at congress may It was urged that matter of paramount and the government pro ceed as rapidly pMslbie wttfc the closing of breaks hi and the reatoratlon of levee and the reconstracUoa
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